Would a distributor be about to get their hands on Bad Robot, the lucrative producer founded by J.J. Abrams? Anyway, this is what the Deadline site says the producer would have pre-selected Warner Bros. and Apple for an exclusive contract.
We owe him lost, Person of interest, Westworld or the latest Star Wars, and everyone runs after him. Bad Robot, the production company of ubiquitous J.J. Abrams, awakens the greed of almost all distributors of audiovisual content across the Atlantic. But according to the Deadline, two candidates are clearly emerging from the dispute: Warner Media and Apple – two companies in which Bad Robot already has a toe.
Warner, the historical partner
If the two parties are not without arguments, Warner would be, for the time being, J.J. Abrams's preference. As a historic American television actor, the company also owns the broadcast rights to no fewer than three Bad Robot series: Westworld, Lovecraft and underworld. HBO (owned by Warner) also collaborates with Abrams for the adaptation of Adam Silvera's novel, Both die at the end.
Westworld, a series produced by Bad Robots and aired on HBO (WarnerMedia). Credits: HBO
On the other side of the ring, it's the novelty lure that makes the Bad Robot boss hesitate. Apple recently unveiled its SVoD plans with Apple TV +, and J.J. Abrams is working again to deliver three original series: Small voice, My glory was that I had such friends and The story of Lisey, adapted from the eponymous novel by Stephen King and Julianne Moore.
But at the moment of placing the notes on the table, it is well on the Warner side that the scale can change. With the recent acquisition of FAI AT & T, WarnerMedia is, according to Deadline, the only one to win the auction. The specialized website estimates the value of the transaction in approximately 500 million dollars.